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    September 14, 2012

    Must a Paper Trail Be Paper?

    Most scientists continue to use tried-and-true paper lab notebooks, but electronic alternatives beckon some.

    June 08, 2012

    A Hidden Academic Workforce

    For university staff scientists, the rewards are far off the tenure track.

    June 08, 2012

    Staff Scientist Profiles

    Six staff scientists describe their work.

    March 30, 2012

    Does a Professional Science Master's Degree Pay Off?

    Hard data on PSM graduates are scanty, but anecdotal evidence of their success abounds.

    December 16, 2011

    Translating Scientific Expertise into Publishing Success

    Evelyn Jabri's career transitions are eased by pragmatic optimism and fueled by an insatiable appetite for learning.

    August 19, 2011

    Scanning for Early Signs of Reading Woes

    The average dyslexic child isn't diagnosed -- and so doesn't begin to receive intensive reading help -- until she is...
    August 19, 2011

    Finding the Prime Factors in Number Processing Deficits

    About 5% of children have a learning disability known as developmental dyscalculia, which interferes with the...
    December 03, 2010

    Battling Cyber Threats

    A critical shortage of highly skilled cybersecurity technicians and engineers means wide-ranging opportunities for scientists.

    December 03, 2010

    Becoming 'MacGyvers'

    Students in the University of Tulsa's Cyber Corps Program pick through Dumpsters for cyber clues, extract digital evidence from shattered cell phones, and hack into "unhackable" computer systems, all in the name of national service.

    July 02, 2010

    Charting Relationships in an Unseen World

    Metagenomics research probes how complex microbial communities function, and what they can do for us.

    May 14, 2010

    Peering Inside the Social Brain

    Advances in neuroimaging technology have fueled an explosion of research -- and research careers -- exploring how the brain processes social information.

    April 02, 2010

    Assistive Technologies Enable Discovery

    Like a biologist's microscope or a geographer's global positioning system, assistive technologies allow scientists and engineers to extend their capabilities.

    April 02, 2010

    Profiles in Technological Adaptation

    With assists from technology -- sometimes high and sometimes low -- these scientists are overcoming obstacles and getting their work done.

    January 15, 2010

    Tenure-Track Jobs Remain Scarce

    Most universities continue to tightly constrain faculty hiring, but a few are taking advantage of a rich applicant pool.

    November 27, 2009

    Careers in Climate Change Research: Feature Index

    Opportunities are expanding for natural and social scientists willing to tackle climate change.

    November 27, 2009

    Climate Change Research Broadens to Meet New Challenges

    New programs are emerging to help prepare scientists for the increasingly interdisciplinary nature of climate change research.

    October 23, 2009

    Life After Rejection

    You've been denied tenure--now what?

    July 24, 2009

    Tangled Webs: Careers in Network Science

    The booming, interdisciplinary science of networks reveals hidden connections in just about everything

    June 26, 2009

    Revising Best-Laid Plans

    Tenured scientists tell stories about how they managed to restart their research careers.

    April 24, 2009

    Teach the Students You Have

    To teach well while minimizing pain, take a scholarly approach, make your expectations clear, and focus on measures with a high rate of return.

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